Posts Tagged ‘yellow’

Don’t eat the Jalapenos…

June 13, 2011

I came home to this the other day. To be honest I thought my husband was getting back at me because I left a note on the grapes, saying Don’t eat, save for lunch tomorrow. There were only a few grapes left and I really didn’t want to go shopping for more grapes for the boy’s lunches.

So I saw this note.

Don't eat me!!!!

jalapeno are a new food for me. I really like them. Not in the same way as My husband who has either jalapeno or tabasco on everything. EVERYTHING!  Personally I think he’s burnt his taste buds off and needs spice on everything now. (well obviously not pancakes or stuff like that)

The reason was… here get closer and you can see  another picture. If you look closely you will see a maggot swimming in the jalapeno juice. Gross!


I’m not sure how anyone would ever find it. Except Jack was getting something out of the fridge and it was eye level and he saw the little bugger, I guess magnified by the glass. It was actually very  hard to capture with my camera…. Ewww it does make me shudder. I’m not  sure if I’ll continue my new love of jalapeno or not!

I don’t want to end on such a yucky note so here are some paintings I’ve just finished. Nothing to do with spicy anything.

Beach Days... I might add words.... I can never think of any though.

Really Pig? I know you can fly, but.......


Illustration Friday- Shadow

June 8, 2011

Here I am again posting my illustration  1 day before the new word. Oh well!!!!

This is a little owl family I made , not too long ago. They are definitely sitting in the shadows. I think they are waiting for something or just enjoying the summer’s night.

Sitting in the Shadows of the Moon

Illustration Friday- Safari

May 19, 2011

Here’s a mixed media piece for IF. Safari, I could only think of giraffes. I tried doing zebras, but the giraffes kept coming back.

I’m not sure if I love how it turned out. It needs work , or maybe I would do it differently. I like the giraffes, and I had an idea to draw them and cut them out on cool paper. But the painting over the background didn’t quite go as I planned.

Well, I’m learning to go with it lately.


Opening Night Success… Phew!

July 8, 2010

Well, I’ve been crazy busy with work and getting ready for my art show. I even have hung some last-minute paintings as they were drying.

But I tend to be a “last-minute Lucy”, anyway.

On the insistence of a Bestest friend,  I ‘”put myself out there” and sent that email letting everyone know what was going on, time, place, and  date of opening. I was very happy she was right as so many of my friends came to the opening. ( there was wine) It was very sweet.

Some never really knew I painted.

However the best part were the Margaritas after. Delicious, frozen strawberry  Margaritas by the pitcher. Yum.

Sit Pig Sit

I am loving flying pigs right now. I can t seem to stop painting them. I’ve always loved flying pigs, even as a little girl. And Mermaids of course.

I used to read a book to my daughter when she was little. Over 15 years ago. It was a black and white book about a flying pig. We used to borrow it from the library. I’ve since tried to look for it but it’s out of print. I can’t even remember the name of the author. I loved the books and the illustrations.

The weekend

June 28, 2010

I had a very hot and busy weekend. I dog sat for a good  friend who still hadn’t had her electricity restored since the storm. She was staying in a hotel and after sneaking daisy in the first night, she was too worried she would bark and get them kicked out.

We were quite happy to dog sit. Daisy is a Yorkie, much smaller than Jasper and she’s very cute.  My kids were thrilled. My dogs were a little more reserved. Although they were well-behaved, Daisy just wandered around ignoring them. It was actually a lot of fun having 3 dogs for a while.

Of course it gave my kids ideas about getting another dog. I’m not quite ready for a 3rd dog yet, and jasper was a little jealous. Of course we gave him lots of love afterwards, and Blue was not really phased at all.

My boys left for sleep away camp on Saturday. They were very excited, I was excited for them and I was a also a little sad as I saw the bus driving off with my boys.  They get to enjoy sports all day long for the next few weeks.

I’m left with my daughter, my husband and dogs. I’ve promised to go to yoga, see lots of movies and  make lots of art.

Here are a few I’ve been finishing off. getting as much Art as I can for the art show this  weekend! Gulp!

I’m also having a hard time printing them on my printer. I’m not happy with the  color and can’t seem to adjust it.

New Paintings

June 21, 2010

I’ve started working on some pictures for the mini canvases. Once I start painting, I tend to want to ignore everything else, I’m not the only one like that.  First I thought I’d do some sets of 4 and then mermaids started emerging…. I do love mermaids. My eldest child, has always secretly wished she were a mermaid.

When people asked  her, “what will you be when you grow up?”

She would answer,” A. mermaid,”

She still says that sometimes and she”s almost 20.

I do have a lot to do and I feel I’m really procrastinating I have an art show for the month of July and I’m panicked I wont have enough art. I’m also having a reception. I am so bad a self promotion. I have a hard time even signing my work.

I know I have to send an email out to all of my friends inviting them to the reception.( They would be SO mad if I didn’t) But It’s so uncomfortable.

Which is why , I guess, I’m taking the Kelly Rae course… to help me with all of those murky feelings.

So the painting I made for my husbands 40th birthday, Of Jerry Garcia ( He’s a Dead Head) IS coming down for a month for the show, I need to fill the walls, Hmm… Now who else has some.

I’m also meant to be making the  doll for the Art doll challenge. Much ADO in Wonderland. But Ideas are not forthcoming I can only think of mermaids.